philipp aduatz creates 3D printed concrete outdoor furniture
 

philipp aduatz creates 3D printed concrete outdoor furniture

commissioned by interior designer kara mann, philipp aduatz has created a large collection of custom-made 3D printed concrete furniture pieces for a private client in chicago. for this project, philipp aduatz has cooperated with austrian start-up incremental3d, which produced his ‘digital chaiselongue’ for milan design week in 2018

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sofa front 3/4 view
all images by paris tsitsos 

 

 

the biggest challenge and innovation for this project was to develop a suitable reinforcement technology to provide the load capacity for the design language of philipp aduatz. by its nature, concrete is a material with very little tensile strength; therefore, it should be reinforced. in this case, a customized semi-automatic strategy was developed.

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sofa back 3/4 view

 

 

the required pay loads had been calculated, tested and proved by the high performance of a specific combination of glass fiber rods and carbon textile reinforcement. this was visually perfectly integrated into the design. the commission consists of two large sofas, two chairs and a 24-foot-long bench divided into three segments. each item has been produced in one piece with a minimum thickness, and has been placed in a permanent outdoor environment.

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sofa side view

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the designer sitting on his sofa

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chair front 3/4 view with 3D printer in the background

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chair side view with 3D printer in the background

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chair back 3/4 view with 3D printer in the background

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24-foot-long bench divided into three segments

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view into the sofa

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side view of 24-foot-long bench

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middle section of the 24-foot-long bench

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detail of sofa

 

 

 

project info:

 

designer: philipp aduatz
collaborator: incremental3d
commissioned by: kara mann

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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